Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
I wish to table copies in English and French of orders in council passed under the authority of the National Emergency Transitional Powers, 1945, for the months of April and May 1947. Orders in council passed under the National Emergency Transitional Powers Act, 1945, were last tabled on April 24, 1947. These will be the last group of orders in council to be tabled under the provisions of the National Emergency Transitional Powers Act, 1945, since the act expired on May 15, 1947.
lion. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour): I desire to table copy of P.C. 2179, passed on June 3, 1947, by which the federal government extended until March 31, 1949, the time limits under which financial contributions may be made to the capital cost of new vocational schools, including building and equipment costs. The arrangement is a dollar for dollar one between the federal and the provincial governments. The extension has been approved following representations by the provincial governments that the shortage of building materials made it impossible to complete school building programmes by the original deadline of March 31, 1948.